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Date: Jul 2013

Monument Street GalleryWhere has the summer gone?

In just over a month, we'll welcome approximately 450 new students to our School.

Are you one of them?  If so, are you ready?

If you aren’t, there’s no need to panic. The following three tips will help you.

1) Make sure you know when you’re expected.

Admitted students who accepted their offer of admission to the following departments should report August 28:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Health, Behavior and Society
  • International Health

Admitted students who accepted their offer of admission to this next group of departments should report August 29:

  • Biostatistics
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Mental Health
  • Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Population Family and Reproductive Health

2) Check out the information and Orientation Checklist on the Admitted Student Website (login and password required).

3) Prepare to be oriented!

Spanish flagHave you ever wanted to study in a Mediterranean city rich in culture?

If you’re a senior health professional interested in pursuing a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) part-time, here’s your chance.

Our MPH in the online/part-time format offers a start date during the Fall Institute, November 11-15, 2013, in Barcelona, Spain.

The Institute is sponsored by the Bloomberg School and the Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, with collaboration from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

The program begins with a one-day MPH orientation session on Monday, November 11, followed by the one-week introductory course, Problem Solving in Public Health. Students have the opportunity to interact with Hopkins faculty, fellow students and program staff, building relationships to support their studies and future careers in public health.

The part-time format is extremely flexible. Students complete the MPH requirements by taking advantage of courses offered during Institutes, like the one in Barcelona, and during regular terms in Baltimore and online.  

In fact, eighty percent of the degree requirements may be earned online. Twenty percent (16 credits) are earned onsite in a classroom setting. It’s possible to fulfill this onsite requirement in just four weeks distributed over the three years allowed to complete the degree.

The priority for the MPH (online/part-time format) beginning November in Barcelona is August 1st.

Would you like more information on the part-time MPH?
Contact Sheryl Flythe at and 410-955-1291.

Woman using computerEach year, for a variety of reasons, we receive a few repeat applications.

If you wish to reapply to the Bloomberg School, you will need to create a new online application account (including a new login and password) and pay the application fee ($45). 

Pay close attention to the application instructions as our policies sometimes change.

 If you applied within the past two application cycles, you will not need to submit duplicate copies of supporting materials such as transcripts or test scores.  You may, however, wish to submit an updated statement to clearly identify your goals, as well as an updated resume/CV. 

Right now, Admissions is holding materials for those who applied to either the 2012-2013 or 2013-2014 academic year. If you applied before that, you will need to submit all new materials.

If you are a current Bloomberg School student or recent graduate, we should be able to access your original application materials now housed with the Office of Records and Registration.

Those who reapply are required to submit one new letter of recommendation. However, if your previous letters were specific to another department, you may wish to submit all three new ones.

If you completed additional college-level coursework since you last applied, we will require updated transcripts.

Lastly, in the Academic History section of the online application, there is the question "Have you applied to JHSPH previously?"  Please be sure to check "YES" and provide the correct academic year.

Once your application is submitted, our hardworking coordinators will match your old documents with your new electronic file.

Best wishes to you and your new application!

Alarm clockHeads up!

The for the online/part-time MPH starting November in Barcelona, Spain is less than a month away!

Please submit your application and supporting materials by August 1.

BroomI spent the weekend scrubbing outdoor furniture, weeding flower beds and hanging my hammock. I find I'm still in the tidying frame of mind. That's a good thing, because it's time to post this tidy reminder.

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